EDMOND — Lonny Cobble, the only baseball coach in Edmond Santa Fe history, has accepted an offer to be Oklahoma Christian University's coach, he told The Oklahoman late Tuesday.
Cobble's last regular-season home game at Edmond Santa Fe was an emotional one. The Wolves beat Putnam City on Senior Night, and senior Jordan Watson struck out 17 in a no-hit effort.
“I sat at third base, looked around and thought, ‘This is the last time I'll coach here for a regular-season game,'” Cobble said. “There were a lot of emotions tonight.”
Cobble, who has won more than 500 games, coached multiple Major League Baseball draft picks and led the Wolves to two state runner-up finishes, said the decision to leave Edmond Santa Fe was a difficult one but the opportunity was too good to pass up.
“I think everybody dreams about coaching at the next level,” Cobble said. “The opportunity presented itself, and I think the good Lord was watching out for me. I don't have to move; my family loves it here in Edmond. It just worked out really well in all areas.”